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  • SPRING 2015


  • The Critical Edition Ronald Schuchard, General Editor


    The first two volumes are now available.


    Rediscover the full intellectual life of T. S. Eliot with unprecedented digital access to material that had been restricted

    or inaccessible for almost fifty years.

    APPRENTICE YEARS, 19051918Volume 1 edited by Jewel Spears Brooker and Ronald Schuchard

    THE PERFECT CRITIC, 19191926Volume 2edited by Anthony Cuda and Ronald Schuchard

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    General Interest 4

    Scholarly and Professional 22

    Paperbacks and Backlist Favorites 68

    About JHUP 75

    Ordering Information 76

    Sales Representation 77

    Author Index 80

    Title Index 81


    Ancient Studies 2933

    Education 15, 38 44

    Health 10 11

    Health Policy 48

    History 26

    American History 8, 1213, 2225

    European History 27

    History of Medicine 16 17, 50 51

    History of Science 14, 58

    History of Technology 57, 59 60

    Landscape History 4, 28


    Literary Theory 34 37

    Mathematics 18

    Medical Ethics 45

    Nature 6

    Poetry 19

    Political Science 62, 65

    American Government 64

    International Relations 63, 66

    Public Health 46 47, 49

    Science 52, 56

    Biology 53

    Wildlife Management 54 55


    Cover image: created with images from Frederick Law Olmsted: Plans and Views of Public Parks, see page 4

    Images on page 2

    1. Birds Eye View of the City of San Francisco and Surrounding Country, 1868 Artist after George Henry Goddard, Printed by Britton & Rey, Published by Snow & Roos Toned lithograph with applied watercolor, 28 5/16 41 5/16 inches 1972. 104 Courtesy of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

    2. Lake Erie from The Front, from Centennial Exhibition Exhibit Watercolor Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, used by permission


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    G E N E R A L I N T E R E S T

    Detail: Yosemite Valley, 1867 Thomas Hill Oil on canvas, 26 x 42 inches Courtesy of Paul and Alice Elcano

    General Interest

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    FREDERICK LAW OLMSTEDPlans and Views of Public Parks


    LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED with over 470 images129

    of them in colorthis book reveals Frederick Law Olmsteds

    design concepts for more than 70 public park projects through

    a rich collection of sketches, studies, lithographs, paintings,

    historical photographs, and comprehensive descriptions.

    Bringing together Olmsteds most significant parks, park-

    ways, park systems, and scenic reservations, this gorgeous


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    A superb visual overview of the major public parks designed by the foremost landscape architect in American history.

    volume takes readers on a uniquely conceived tour of such notable landscapes as Central Park,

    Prospect Park, the Buffalo Park and Parkway System, Washington Park and Jackson Park

    in Chicago, Bostons Emerald Necklace, and Mount Royal in Montreal, Quebec. No such

    guide to Olmsteds parks has ever been published until now.

    Frederick Law Olmsted (18221903) planned many parks and park systems across

    the United States, leaving an enduring legacy of designed public space that is enjoyed and

    defended today. His public parks, the design of which he was most proud, have had a lasting

    effect on urban America.

    This gorgeous book will appeal to landscape professionals, park administrators, histori-

    ans, architects, city planners, and studentsand it is a perfect gift for Olmsted aficionados

    throughout North America.

    The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles E. Beveridge, Series Editor

    CHARLES E. BEVERIDGE is the series editor of The Papers of Frederick Law

    Olmsted. LAUREN MEIER is the associate editor and IRENE MILLS is the assistant editor for this volume.

    Landscape History/Architecture | APRIL 480 pages 11 x 11 129 color illus., 348 b&w illus.978-1-4214-1086-9 $74.95 48.50 hc

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    illustrated by Trudy Smoke

    photographs by Beth Bergman

    LOOK AROUND NEW YORK, and youll prob-

    ably see birds: wood ducks swimming in Queens, a

    stalking black-crowned night-heron in Brooklyn, great

    horned owls perching in the Bronx, warblers feeding

    in Central Park, or Staten Islands purple martins flying

    to and fro. You might spot hawks and falcons nesting

    on skyscrapers or robins belting out songs from trees

    along the street.

    Americas largest metropolis teems with birdlife

    in part because it sits within the great Atlantic flyway

    where migratory birds travel seasonally between north

    and south. The Big Apples miles of coastline, mag-

    nificent parks, and millions of trees attract dozens of

    migrating species every year and are also home year-

    round to scores of resident birds.

    There is no better way to identify and learn about

    New Yorks birds than with this comprehensive field

    guide from New York City naturalist Leslie Day. Her

    book will quickly teach you what each species looks

    like, where they build their nests, what they eat, the

    sounds of their songs, what time of year they appear

    in the city, the shapes and colors of their eggs, and

    where in the five boroughs you can find themwhich

    is often in the neighborhood you call home. The hun-

    dreds of stunning photographs by Beth Bergman and

    6 Scarlet Tanager male bathing

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    gorgeous illustrations by Trudy Smoke will help you identify

    the ninety avian species commonly seen in New York. Once

    you enter the world of the citys birds, life in the great me-

    tropolis will never look the same.

    LESLIE DAY is a New York City naturalist and the author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City and

    Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City, also

    published by Johns Hopkins. Dr. Day taught environmental

    science and biology for more than twenty years. Today, she

    leads nature tours in New York City parks for the New York

    Historical Society, the High Line Park, Fort Tryon Park Trust,

    Riverside Park Conservancy, and New York City Audubon.

    TRUDY SMOKE is a professor of linguistics and rhetoric at Hunter College, City University of New York, and a nature

    illustrator. She is the illustrator of Field Guide to the Street

    Trees of New York City. BETH BERGMAN is a photogra-pher for the Metropolitan Opera who moonlights as a nature

    photographer. Her photographs have appeared in numerous

    publications, including the New York Times, Newsweek,

    New York Magazine, Opera News, and Paris Match.

    Nature | JUNE 352 pages 5 x 8 354 color photos, 61 color plates978-1-4214-1618-2 $24.95 16.00 pb978-1-4214-1617-5 $55.00 (s) 35.50 hcAlso available as an e-book

    Visually beautiful, Leslie Days Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City manages to be clear and concise while including lesser-known salient features of each bird. With this book in hand, you will know where to go to see the woodcocks hunting dance or hear the ruby-throats call.

    Rita McMahon, Director, Wild Bird Fund

    New York Citys favorite naturalist is back with a guided tour of the Big Apple that unveils the beautiful birds living in its midst.



    New York Citys favorite naturalist is back with a guided tour of the Big Apple that unveils the beautiful birds living in its midst.

    Peregrine Falcon

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    The most readableand searingly honestshort book ever written on this pivotal conflict.

    THE BEST WAR EVERAmerica and World War II

    second edition


    WAS WORLD WAR II REALLY SUCH A GOOD WAR? Popular memory insists that

    it was, in fact, the best war ever. After all, we knew who the enemy was, and we under-

    stood what we were fighting for. The war was good for the economy. It was liberating for

    women. A battle of tanks and airplanes, it was a cleaner war than World War I. Although

    we did not seek the conflictor so we believedAmericans nevertheless rallied in support

    of the war effort, and the nations soldiers, all twelve million of them, were proud to fight.

    But according to historian Michael C. C. Adams, our memory of the war era as a golden age

    is distorted. It has left us with a misleadingeven dangerouslegacy, one enhanced by the

    nostalgia-tinged retrospectives of Stephen E. Ambrose and Tom Brokaw. Disputing many

    of our common assumptions about the period, Adams argues in The Best War Ever that our

    celebratory experience of World War II is marred by darker and more sordid realities.

    Adams challenges stereotypes to present a view of World War II that avoids the sim-

    plistic extremes of both glorification and vilification. The Best War Ever charts the complex

    diplomatic problems of the 1930s and reveals the realities of ground combat: no moral tri-

    umph, it was in truth a brutal slog across a blasted landscape. Adams also exposes the myth

    that the home front was fully united behind the war effort, demonstrating how class, race,

    gender, and age divisions split Americans. Meanwhile, in Europe and Asia, shell-shocked

    soldiers grappled with emotional and physical trauma, rigorously enforced segregation, and

    rampant venereal disease.

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    In preparing this must-read new edition, Adams has consulted some seventy ad-

    ditional sources on topics as varied as the origins of Social Security and a national health

    system, the Allied strategic bombing campaign, and the relationship of traumatic brain

    injuries to the adjustment problems of veterans. The revised book also incorporates sub-

    stantial developments that have occurred in our understanding of the course and char-

    acter of the war, particularly in terms of the human consequences of fighting. In a new

    chapter, The Life Cycle of a Myth, Adams charts image-making about the war from its

    inception to the present. He contrasts it with modern-day rhetoric surrounding the War

    on Terror, while analyzing the real-world consequences that result from distorting the

    past, including the dangerous idea that only through (perpetual) military conflict can we

    achieve lasting peace.

    Not only is this mythologizing bad history, says Adams, it is dangerous as well. Surrounding the war with an aura of nostalgia both fosters the delusion that war can cure our social ills and makes us strong again, and weakens confidence in our ability to act effectively in our own time.Journal of Military History

    The American Moment, Stanley I. Kutler, Series Editor

    MICHAEL C. C. ADAMS is Regents Professor of History Emeritus at Northern

    Kentucky University. He is the author of

    Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War

    and The Great Adventure: Male Desire and

    the Coming of World War I.

    American History | MAY 224 pages 6 x 9 3 b&w photos, 3 b&w illus., 3 maps978-1-4214-1667-0 $24.95 16.00 pbAlso available as an e-book


    Adams . . . uses his demythologiz-ing lens to provide a rich overview of American involvement in the war . . . [He] has a real gift for efficiently explaining complex historical problems.

    Reviews in American History

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    This patient-oriented guide helps women of all ages understand their options and make informed decisions about their health care.

    Health | MARCH 296 pages 6 x 9 21 b&w illus.978-1-4214-1631-1 $19.95 13.00 PB978-1-4214-1630-4 $45.00 (s) 29.00 hcAlso available as an e-book

    EDWARD E. WALLACH, MD, is the University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Department of Gynecology and Ob-

    stetrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. ESTHER EISENBERG, MD, MPH, is a professor of obstetrics and gyne-cology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. ISABEL GREEN, MD, is an assistant professor of gynecology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. STACEY A. SCHEIB, MD, is an assistant professor of gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    HYSTERECTOMYExploring Your Options

    second edition



    HYSTERECTOMY IS THE SECOND MOST COMMON major surgical procedure per-

    formed on women in the United States. For some women, the decision to have a hysterectomy

    is an easy one; for others, it is a difficult choice associated with concerns about risks, discomfort,

    and female identity.

    In this thoroughly updated edition of Hysterectomy: Exploring Your Options, the authors

    describe and explain every aspect of the procedure, including

    Symptomsof disorders that may require hysterectomy Thefullrangeofdiagnosticandtherapeuticimagingtechniques Alternativemeasuresthatmaybeusedtoavoidhysterectomy Thevarioustechniquesforhysterectomy Howtoprepareforsurgeryandwhattoexpectwhileinthe


    Detailsonthesurgery and postoperative recovery

    A valuable reference. The authors, who are specialists in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, offer a balanced view.New York Times

    A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book

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    A world-renowned Lyme disease expert explains everything you need to know if you live, work, or play in areas with the ticks that carry disease.

    ALAN G. BARBOUR, MD, is a profes-sor of medicine and microbiology at the

    University of California, Irvine, School of

    Medicine, a co-discoverer of the cause of

    Lyme disease, and a leading Lyme disease


    Health | APRIL 352 pages 6 x 9 3 line drawings, 3 color plates978-1-4214-1721-9 $22.95 15.00 pb978-1-4214-1720-2 $45.00 (s) 29.00 hcAlso available as an e-book

    LYME DISEASEWhy Its Spreading, How It Makes You Sick, and What to Do about It


    ONCE RESTRICTED TO SMALL forested areas in the northeast and north-central

    United States, Lyme disease is now a common infection in North America and Europe.

    An expert on tick-borne diseases, Alan G. Barbour explains the course of illness that

    results from infection, diagnosis and treatment options, and steps that can be taken to avoid

    a tick bite in the first place. The ticks that transmit Lyme disease may also transmit other

    disease-causing pathogens, and these other infections are considered as well.

    Drawing on real case histories of individuals with Lyme diseaseor illnesses that may

    be mistaken for Lyme diseaseBarbour explains

    Thebiologyofthespirochete,Borrelia burgdorferi, that causes Lyme disease






    Featuring a list of reliable web sites and a glossary of terms, Lyme Disease is an in-

    valuable resource for everyone who is at risk of the disease or is involved in preventing and

    treating it.

    If you are seeking reliable and accurate evidence-based information on Lyme dis-ease, this is the first book to read.Philip Baker, Executive Director, American Lyme Disease Foundation

    A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book

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    HERE AT LAST IS THE STORY of Southern Marylands Native people, from the end of

    the Ice Age to the present. Intended for a general audience, it explains how they have been

    adapting to changing conditionsboth climatic and humanfor all of that time in a way that

    is jargon-free and readable. The authors, cultural anthropologists with long experience of

    modern Indian people, convincingly demonstrate that all through their history, Native people

    have behaved like rational adults, contrary to the common stereotype of Indians. Moreover,

    in the very early Contact Period at least, some English settlers respected them accordingly.

    Unfortunately, although they never went to war against the English, they were driven nearly

    out of existence. Yet some of them refused to leave, and, adapting yet again to a changing

    world, their descendants are living successfully in Indian communities today.

    New from the Maryland Historical Society, the story of Southern Marylands Native people.

    REBECCA SEIB is an applied anthropologist and has worked with Indian people throughout the

    United States for over 30 years. She has assisted

    Indian communities in rebuilding their economies

    in a culturally appropriate manner. HELEN C. ROUNTREE is professor emerita of anthropol-ogy at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

    She has been studying the Powhatan Indians in

    Virginia since 1969, with interests in the Algonquian

    -speaking Indians in adjacent states.

    American History / Chesapeake Bay Region | MARCH 272 pages 6 x 9 24 b&w illus.978-0-9842135-7-3 $19.95 13.00 pbAlso available as an e-book

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    THE C&O CANAL COMPANIONA Journey through Potomac History

    second edition


    A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE to one of Americas unique national parks, The C&O Canal

    Companion takes readers on a mile-by-mile, lock-by-lock tour of the 184-mile Potomac River

    waterway and towpath that stretches from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland,

    and the Allegheny Mountains. Making extensive use of records at the National Archives and

    the C&O Canal Park Headquarters, Mike High demonstrates how events and places along

    the canal relate to the history of the nation, from Civil War battles and river crossings to the

    frontier forts guarding the route to the West. Using attractive photographs and drawings, he

    introduces park visitors to the hidden history along the canal and provides practical advice

    on cycling, paddling, and hikingall the information needed to fully enjoy the parks varied


    Thoroughly overhauled and expanded, the second edition of this popular, fact-packed

    book features updated maps and photographs, as well as the latest information on lodgings

    and other facilities for hikers, bikers, and campers on weekend excursions or extended

    outdoor vacations.

    A unique and invaluable resource on what is a river valley of incomparable his-toric importance.Karen M. Gray, PhD, C&O Canal National Historical Park volunteer historian

    An indispensable guide to a regional treasurenow thoroughly updated and expanded.

    MIKE HIGH holds degrees in English and cre-ative writing from the University of Virginia. His

    work has appeared in Poets & Writers and the Los

    Angeles Times, among other publications. He has

    cycled in many places around the world, but the

    trail along the C&O Canal remains his favorite ride.

    Mid-Atlantic Region / Travel | FEBRUARY 416 pages 6 x 9 58 halftones, 10 line drawings, 28 maps

    978-1-4214-1505-5 $24.95 16.00 pbAlso available as an e-book

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    EXPLORATION AND ENGINEERINGThe Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Quest for Mars



    has become synonymous with the United States planetary exploration during the past half

    century, its most recent focus has been on Mars. Beginning in the 1990s and continuing

    through the Mars Phoenix mission of 2007, JPL led the way in engineering an impressive,

    rapidly evolving succession of Mars orbiters and landers, including roving robotic vehicles

    whose successful deployment onto the Martian surface posed some of the most compli-

    cated technical problems in space flight history.

    In Exploration and Engineering, Erik M. Conway reveals how JPL engineers creative

    technological feats led to major Mars exploration breakthroughs. He takes readers into the

    heart of the labs problem-solving approach and management structure, where talented sci-

    entists grappled with technical challenges while also coping, not always successfully, with

    funding shortfalls, unrealistic schedules, and managerial turmoil.

    Conway, JPLs historian, offers an insiders perspective into the changing goals of

    Mars exploration, the ways in which sophisticated computer simulations drove the design

    process, and the remarkable evolution of landing technologies over a thirty-year period.

    No subject in the history of planetary science has been more publicly enticing than the efforts to understand Mars. This capably told narrative captures the fasci-nating details of the Mars program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.Roger D. Launius, National Air and Space Museum

    New Series in NASA History

    Getting to Mars required engineering genius, scientific strategy, and the drive to persevere in the face of failure.

    ERIK M. CONWAY is a historian of science and technology at the Jet Propulsion

    Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.

    He is the author of Atmospheric Science at

    NASA: A History.

    History of Science | MARCH 416 pages 6 x 9 11 halftones, 10 line drawings978-1-4214-1604-5 $34.95 (a) 22.50 hcAlso available as an e-book

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    MICHAEL M. CROW, president of Arizona State University and an outspoken advocate for

    reinventing the public research university, conceived the New American University model

    when he moved from Columbia University to Arizona State in 2002. Following a comprehen-

    sive reconceptualization spanning more than a decade, ASU has emerged as an international

    academic and research powerhouse that serves as the foundational prototype for the new

    model. Crow has led the transformation of ASU into an egalitarian institution committed to

    academic excellence, inclusiveness of a broad demographic, and maximum societal impact.

    In Designing the New American University, Crow and coauthor William B. Dabarsa

    historian whose research focus is the American research universityexamine the emer-

    gence of this set of institutions and the imperative for the new model, the tenets of which

    may be adapted by colleges and universities, both public and private. Through in-

    stitutional innovation, say Crow and Dabars, universities are apt to realize unique

    and differentiated identities, which maximize their potential to generate the ideas,

    products, and processes that impact quality of life, standard of living, and national eco-

    nomic competitiveness. Designing the New American University will ignite a national

    discussion about the future evolution of the American research university.

    Michael M. Crow is brilliant, innovative, and a prudent risk-taker. He has transformed Arizona State University in a decade from a quiet school to a formidable research university. Crows model for change is revolution-ary.Jonathan R. Cole, author of The Great American University: Its Rise to Preeminence, Its Indispensable National Role, Why It Must Be Protected

    A radical blueprint for reinventing American higher education.

    MICHAEL M. CROW has served as the president of Arizona State University since 2002. He was for-

    merly executive vice provost at Columbia University

    and a professor of science and technology policy.

    WILLIAM B. DABARS is a senior research fellow in the Office of the President and a research profes-

    sor in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and

    Religious Studies at Arizona State University.

    Higher Education | MARCH 352 pages 6 x 9 18 line drawings978-1-4214-1723-3 $34.95 (a) 22.50 hcAlso available as an e-book

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    DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERSHumanitarian Quests, Impossible Dreams of Mdecins Sans Frontires


    PIONEERING MEDICAL SOCIOLOGIST Rene C. Fox spent nearly twenty years con-

    ducting extensive ethnographic research within Mdecins Sans Frontires / Doctors Without

    Borders (MSF), a private international medical humanitarian organization that was created

    in 1971 and awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1999. Drawing on unprecedented ac-

    cess to MSF staff meetings, doctors, and field workers, Fox weaves a rich tapestry of the

    MSF experience with emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. Including vivid photo-

    graphs of MSF operations, Doctors Without Borders explores the organizations founding

    principles, distinctive culture, and inner struggles to realize more fully its without borders

    transnational vision.

    A commendably reflective work of sociology that, more importantly, tells a remarkable history of care.Publishers Weekly

    A treasured and monumental depiction of MSFs courageous and persistent commitment to millions of people in distress.South African Medical Journal

    The author tells an exquisite story of the organizations origins and challenges. Choice

    An intimate portrait of the renowned international humanitarian organization.

    History of Medicine | APRIL 328 pages 6 x 9 11 halftones, 6 line drawings978-1-4214-1692-2 $24.95 16.00 pbAlso available as an e-bookHardcover edition published in 2014, 978-1-4214-1354-9

    RENE C. FOX is the Annenberg Professor Emerita of the Social Sciences at the University

    of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Experiment

    Perilous: Physicians and Patients Facing the

    Unknown; In the Belgian Chteau: The Spirit

    and Culture of a European Society in an Age of

    Change; and In the Field: A Sociologists Journey.

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    A compelling analysis of nearly seven decades of antibiotic reform, framing our current efforts to stave off a post-antibiotic era.

    SCOTT H. PODOLSKY is an internist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an

    associate professor of global health and

    social medicine at Harvard Medical School.

    He is the author of Pneumonia Before

    Antibiotics: Therapeutic Evolution and

    Evaluation in Twentieth-Century America.

    History of Medicine | JANUARY 328 pages 6 x 9 18 halftones, 7 line drawings978-1-4214-1593-2 $34.95 (a) 22.50 hcAlso available as an e-book

    THE ANTIBIOTIC ERAReform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics


    IN THE ANTIBIOTIC ERA, physician-historian Scott H. Podolsky narrates the far-

    reaching history of antibiotics, focusing particularly on reform efforts that attempted to

    fundamentally change how antibiotics are developed and prescribed. This sweeping chron-

    icle reveals the struggles faced by crusading reformers from the 1940s onward as they

    advocated for a rational therapeutics at the crowded intersection of bugs and drugs, patients

    and doctors, industry and medical academia, and government and the media.

    During the postWorld War II wonder drug revolution, antibiotics were viewed as a

    panacea for mastering infectious disease. But from the beginning, critics raised concerns

    about irrational usage and overprescription.

    Now, in an era of emerging bugs and receding drugs, discussions of antibiotic resis-

    tance focus on the need to develop novel antibiotics and the need for more appropriate

    prescription practices in the face of pharmaceutical marketing, pressure from patients, and

    the structural constraints that impede rational delivery of antibiotics worldwide. Concerns

    about the enduring utility of antibioticsindeed, about a post-antibiotic eraare widespread,

    as evidenced by reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, academia,

    and popular media alike. Only by understanding the historical forces that have shaped

    our current situation, Podolsky argues, can we properly understand and frame our choices

    moving forward.

    Anyone who knows antibiotics will want to read this book, a brilliant, entertaining exposition of antibiotic reformers as described by a gifted historian.Stuart B. Levy, MD, author of The Antibiotic Paradox: How the Misuse of Antibiotics Destroys Their Curative Powers

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    CONSTITUTIONAL CALCULUSThe Math of Justice and the Myth of Common Sense


    HOW SHOULD WE COUNT the population of the United States? What would happen

    if we replaced the electoral college with a direct popular vote? What are the consequences

    of allowing unlimited partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts? These and other

    questions have long been the subject of legal and political debate and are routinely decided

    by lawyers, politicians, judges, and voters, mostly through an appeal to common sense and


    But mathematician Jeff Suzuki asserts that common sense is not so common, and

    traditions developed long ago in what was a mostly rural, mostly agricultural, mostly isolated

    nation of three million might not apply to a mostly urban, mostly industrial, mostly global

    nation of three hundred million. In Constitutional Calculus, Suzuki guides us through the U.S.

    Constitution and American history to show how mathematics reveals our flaws, finds the

    answers we need, and moves us closer to our ideals.

    From the first presidential veto to the debate over mandatory drug testing, the National

    Security Agencys surveillance program, and the fate of death row inmates, Suzuki draws us

    into real-world debates and then reveals how math offers a superior compass for decision


    Whether you are fascinated by history, math, social justice, or government, your inter-

    est will be piqued and satisfied by the convincing case Suzuki makes.

    How math trumps tradition in promoting justice, fairness, and a more stable democracy.

    JEFF SUZUKI is an associate professor of mathematics at Brooklyn College. He is the

    author of Mathematics in Historical Context and

    A History of Mathematics.

    Mathematics | MARCH 296 pages 6 x 9 7 line drawings, 1 map978-1-4214-1595-6 $34.95 (a) 22.50 hcAlso available as an e-book

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    IN COULDNT PROVE, HAD TO PROMISE, Wyatt Prunty ushers readers into a

    seesaw world, one that teeters between small fables of childish misgivings and adult as-

    surances. Alternately shadowed and illuminated by nostalgia, this deft, witty volume brings

    together seventeen of Pruntys recent poems, seven of which have been previously

    published in Poetry, the Hopkins Review, the Kenyon Review, and Blackbird.

    In Crescent Theater, Schenectady, NY, a silent-movie accompanist reads his foreign

    newspaper after work as he listens, ever the outsider, to his children using English / For

    everything they wish. In Rules, a small girl, told she cant go to the school nurse every

    time some bad thing happens, plaintively wonders, Where do you go? And in Making

    Frankenstein, a boy who has cajoled his parents into letting him see The Curse of

    Frankenstein wakes to a nightmare. His father bans horror films as too anatomical;

    Whats anatomical? the boy wonders. Given a book that catalogs diseases, the worst of

    which come from intimate contact, he is horrified by his fathers explanation of grownup

    intimacy: Thats how you made your way into this world.

    Wyatt Prunty is a classic poet in the tradition of Frost, Wilbur, Merrill, and Justice. His work involves a wry sanity toward the world and an impeccable ear for both prosody and the rhythms of American speech.Robert Hass, author of Time and Materials

    Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction, John T. Irwin, General Editor

    In his ninth collection of poems, Wyatt Prunty explores the comic and lyric intersection of the realms of childhood and middle age.

    WYATT PRUNTY is a professor of English at Sewanee: The University of the South and

    the founding director of the Sewanee Writers

    Conference. He is the author of nine collections of

    poems, including The Lovers Guide to Trapping,

    and two critical works.

    Poetry | MAY 80 pages 5 x 8978-1-4214-1714-1 $18.95 (a) 12.00 pbAlso available as an e-book

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    Rose-breasted Grosbeak male in tree Canada Goose goslings Hummingbird female

    All images from Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City by Leslie Day, illustrated by Trudy Smoke, photographs by Beth Bergman. See page 6.

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    Scholarly and Professional Books

    Rose-breasted Grosbeak male in tree Canada Goose goslings Hummingbird female

    Flicker feeding on berries

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    The engrossing tale of the first audacious protest march on Washingtona precursor of the Occupy movement.

    BENJAMIN F. ALEXANDER teaches American history at the New York City College of


    COXEYS ARMYPopular Protest in the Gilded Age


    IN 1893, AFTER A MAJOR BRITISH BANK FAILURE, a run on U.S. gold reserves,

    and a late-June stock-market crash, America was in the throes of a serious economic de-

    pression. Unemployment rose, foreclosures climbed, and popular unrest mounted. By the

    following spring, businessman and Populist agitator Jacob S. Coxey was fed up with govern-

    ment inactivity in the face of the crisis. With the help of eccentric showman Carl Browne, he

    led a group of several hundred unemployed wage earners, small farmers, and crossroads

    merchants on a march from Massillon, Ohio, to Washington, D.C., to present a petition in

    boots for government-financed jobs building and repairing the nations roads.

    In this concise and gripping narrative, Benjamin F. Alexander contextualizes the march

    by vividly describing the misery wrought by the Panic of 93. Alexander brings both Coxey

    and his fellow leaders to life, along with the reporters and spies who traveled with them

    and the diverse group of captivated newspaper readers who followed the progress of the

    marches and train heists.

    Coxeys Army explains how the demands of the Coxeyitesfar from being the wild

    schemes of a small group of cranksfit into a larger history of economic theories that

    received serious attention long before and long after the Coxey march. Despite running a

    gauntlet of ridicule, the marchers laid down a rough outline of what, some forty years later,

    emerged as the New Deal.

    A timely book that evokes the recent Occupy movement while resonating against the notion of our own time as a second Gilded Age.Wendy Gamber, author of The Boardinghouse in Nineteenth-Century America

    Witness to History, Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer, Series Editors

    American History | MARCH 168 pages 6 x 9 11 halftones, 2 maps978-1-4214-1621-2 $19.95 (s) 13.00 pb978-1-4214-1620-5 $50.00 (s) 32.50 hcAlso available as an e-book

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    How bitter infighting over the expansion of slavery in western territories almost destroyed the fragile United States.

    JOHN R. VAN ATTA teaches history and constitutional law at the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut.

    He is the author of Securing the West: Politics, Public

    Lands, and the Fate of the Old Republic, 17851850.

    American History | MAY 216 pages 6 x 9 2 halftones, 4 maps978-1-4214-1653-3 $19.95 (s) 13.00 pb978-1-4214-1652-6 $50.00 (s) 32.50 hcAlso available as an e-book

    WOLF BY THE EARSThe Missouri Crisis, 18191821


    FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF THE REPUBLIC, American leaders knew that an un-

    predictable time bombthe question of slaverylay at the heart of national politics. By

    18191820 westward expansion had brought the matter to a head. As Thomas Jefferson

    wrote at the time, a nation dealing with the politically implacable issue of slavery essentially

    held the wolf by the earsand could neither let go nor hang on forever.

    In Wolf by the Ears, John R. Van Atta discusses how the sectional conflict that led to

    the Civil War surfaced in the divisive fight over Missouri statehood. Missouri carried special

    significance for both pro- and anti-slavery advocates. Northern congressmen leaped out of

    their seats to object to the proposed expansion of the slave empire, while slave-state

    politicians voiced outrage at the northerners blatant sectional attack. Although the Missouri

    confrontation ultimately appeared to end amicably with a famous compromise that the wily

    Kentuckian Henry Clay helped to cobble together, the passions it unleashed proved vicious,

    widespread, and long lasting.

    Van Atta deftly explains how the Missouri crisis revealed the power that slavery had al-

    ready gained over American nation building. Wolf by the Ears provides students in American

    history with an ideal introduction to the Missouri crisis while at the same time offering fresh

    insights for scholars of the early republic.

    Students and specialists have long needed a study of the Missouri Compromise that would take advantage of recent scholarship and lift the subject beyond the fine-grained detail of political and legislative negotiation. In Wolf by the Ears, Van Atta does both and more. An excel-lent book.Harry L. Watson, author of Liberty and Power: The Politics of Jacksonian America

    Witness to History, Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer, Series Editors

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    GLORIOUS VICTORYAndrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans


    WHETHER OR NOT THE UNITED STATES won the war of 1812, two engagements

    that occurred toward the end of the conflict had an enormous influence on the development

    of American identity: the successful defenses of the cities of Baltimore and New Orleans. The

    Battle of New Orleansperhaps because it punctuated the war, lent itself to frontier mythol-

    ogy, and involved the larger-than-life figure of Andrew Jacksonbecame especially important

    in popular memory. In Glorious Victory, leading War of 1812 scholar Donald R. Hickey recounts

    the New Orleans campaign and Jacksons key role in the battle.

    Drawing on a lifetime of research, Hickey tells the story of Americas forgotten conflict.

    He explains why the fragile young republic chose to challenge Great Britain, then a global power

    with a formidable navy, and recounts the early campaigns of the war.

    Tracing Jacksons emergence as a leader in Tennessee and his extraordinary success as a

    military commander in the field, Hickey finds in Jackson a bundle of contradictions: an enemy

    of privilege who belonged to Tennessees ruling elite and a slaveholder who wel-

    comed free blacks into his army. Glorious Victory will reward readers with a clear

    understanding of Andrew Jacksons role in the War of 1812 and his iconic place

    in the postwar era.

    Engaging, enjoyable, and well written, Glorious Victory will help students and the broader public understand the War of 1812 and Andrew Jacksons mythic appeal to antebellum Americans.John W. Quist, Shippensburg University

    Witness to History, Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer, Series Editors

    The story of the battle that saved New Orleans, made Andrew Jackson a hero for the ages, and shaped the

    American public memory of the war.

    DONALD R. HICKEY, whom the New Yorker described as the dean of 1812 scholarship, teaches

    history at Wayne State College in Nebraska. He has

    written seven books on the conflict, including The

    Rockets Red Glare: An Illustrated History of the War

    of 1812 and The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict.

    American History | MAY 168 pages 6 x 9 11 b&w illus., 4 maps978-1-4214-1704-2 $19.95 (s) 13.00 pb978-1-4214-1703-5 $55.00 (s) 35.50 hcAlso available as an e-book

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    COAL AND EMPIREThe Birth of Energy Security in Industrial America


    SINCE THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY, Americans have associated oil with

    national security. From World War I to American involvement in the Middle East, this

    connection has seemed a self-evident truth. But as Peter A. Shulman argues, Americans

    had to learn to think about the geopolitics of energy in terms of security, and they did so

    beginning in the nineteenth century: the age of coal. Coal and Empire insightfully weaves

    pivotal moments in the history of science and technology by linking coal and steam to the

    realms of foreign relations, navy logistics, and American politics.

    Shulman explores how the development of coal-fired, ocean-going steam power in the

    1840s created new questions, opportunities, and problems for U.S. foreign relations and

    naval strategy. The search for coal, for example, helped take Commodore Matthew Perry

    to Japan in the 1850s. It facilitated Abraham Lincolns pursuit of black colonization in 1860s


    By exploring how the security dimensions of energy were not intrinsically linked to a

    particular source of power but rather to political choices about Americas role in the world,

    Shulman ultimately suggests that contemporary global struggles over energy will never

    disappear, even if oil is someday displaced by alternative sources of power.

    Fast-paced, engaging, and accessible, Coal and Empire reveals how the extraction and use of coal was intertwined with domestic and international politics, eco-nomics and world trade, and innovations in science, mathematics, and technology.

    Richard F. Hirsh, author of Power Loss: The Origins of Deregulation and Restructuring in the American Electric Utility System

    The fascinating history of how coal-based energy became entangled with American security.

    PETER A. SHULMAN is an assistant professor of history at Case Western

    Reserve University.

    American History / History of Science | JULY 384 pages 6 x 9 10 halftones978-1-4214-1706-6 $49.95 (s) 32.00 hcAlso available as an e-book

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    The first transnational history of cinemas role in decolonization.

    JON COWANS is an associate professor of history at Rutgers UniversityNewark.


    USING POPULAR CINEMA from the United States, Britain, and France, Empire Films

    and the Crisis of Colonialism, 1946 1959, examines postwar Western attitudes toward co-

    lonialism and race relations. Popular cinema provided the main source of images of the colo-

    nies, and, according to Jon Cowans in this far-reaching book, films depicting the excesses

    of empire helped Westerners come to terms with decolonization and even promoted the

    dismantling of colonialism around the globe.

    Examining more than one hundred British, French, and American films from the post

    World War II era, Cowans concentrates on movies that depict interactions between white

    colonizers and nonwhite colonial subjects, including sexual and romantic relations. Although

    certain conservative films eagerly supported colonialism, Cowans argues that the more nu-

    merous liberal colonialist productions undermined support for key aspects of colonial rule,

    while a few more provocative films openly favored anticolonial movements and urged inter-

    nal decolonization for people of color in Britain, France, and the United States.

    The book examines both high-profile and lesser-known films on overseas colonialism,

    including The King and I, Bhowani Junction, and Island in the Sun, and tackles treatments of

    miscegenation and internal colonialism that appeared in Westerns and American films like

    Pinky and Giant. The first truly transnational history of cinemas role in decolonization, this

    powerful book weaves a unified historical narrative out of the experiences of three colonial

    powers in diverse geographic settings.

    This is a terrific book. Cowans has the gift for concise and lucid summation; his cinematic analysis is consistently illuminating, engaging, and plausible.Stephen J. Whitfield, Brandeis University

    History / Film Studies | MAY 480 pages 6 x 9978-1-4214-1641-0 $54.95 (s) 35.50 hcAlso available as an e-book

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    ORGANIZING ENLIGHTENMENTInformation Overload and the Invention of the Modern Research University


    SINCE ITS INCEPTION, the research university has been the central institution of knowl-

    edge in the West. Today, however, its intellectual authority is being challenged on many

    fronts, above all by radical technological change. Organizing Enlightenment tells the story of

    how the university emerged in the early nineteenth century at a similarly fraught moment of

    cultural anxiety about revolutionary technologies and their disruptive effects on established

    institutions of knowledge.

    Late eighteenth-century Germans, troubled by a massive increase in the publication

    and availability of printed material, felt threatened by a veritable plague of books that

    circulated contagiously among the reading public. But deep concerns about what counted

    as authoritative knowledge, not to mention the fear of information overload, also made them

    uneasy, as they watched universities come under increasing pressure to offer more practical

    training and to justify their existence in the age of print.

    German intellectuals were the first to settle on the research university, and its organiz-

    ing system of intellectual specialization, as the solution to these related problems. Drawing

    on the history of science, the university, and print, as well as media theory and philosophy,

    Chad Wellmon explains how the research university and the ethic of disciplinarity it created

    emerged as the final and most lasting technology of the Enlightenment.

    The crisis of the university in the age of MOOCs and the new media? As Chad Wellmon shows in this learned and lucid study, weve been there before. A thought-provoking account of an astonishingly resilient institution.Lorraine Daston, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

    The Enlightenment-era concerns that gave rise to the modern research university can illuminate contemporary debates about knowledge in the digital age.

    CHAD WELLMON is an associate professor of German studies at the

    University of Virginia and a faculty fellow

    at the Institute for Advanced Studies in

    Culture. He is the author of Becoming

    Human: Romantic Anthropology and the

    Embodiment of Freedom.

    European History / Higher Education | MARCH 368 pages 6 x 9978-1-4214-1615-1 $44.95 (s) 29.00 hcAlso available as an e-book

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    The concluding volume of the monumental Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted captures some of Olmsteds greatest achievements.

    THE PAPERS OF FREDERICK LAW OLMSTEDVolume 9: The Last Great Projects, 18901895



    IN 1890, FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED, then nearly sixty-eight years old, had risen to

    the pinnacle of his career. Together with his partners, stepson John Charles Olmsted and

    protg Henry Sargent Codman, he was involved in a number of major ongoing projects,

    including the Boston, Buffalo, and Rochester park systems, the campus plan for Stanford

    University, the Worlds Columbian Exposition in Chicage, and numerous private estates.

    Olmsteds work in the final six years of his professional career would only enhance

    his considerable reputation, as the ninth and final volume of The Papers of Frederick Law

    Olmsted reveals. With its impressive waterways, monumental buildings, and verdant is-

    lands and shores, the Chicago fair proved to be one of the firms crowning achievements.

    The early 1890s also saw the culmination of Olmsteds wide-ranging work on one of his

    other great projects: the design of the grounds of George W. Vanderbilts massive estate,

    Biltmore, near Asheville, North Carolina.

    The Last Great Projects, 1890 1895, chronicles the history of one of the worlds great-

    est landscape design firms while offering a fascinating retrospective on Frederick Law

    Olmsteds productive final years.

    The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles E. Beveridge, Series Editor

    CHARLES E. BEVERIDGE is the series editor of The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted. DAVID SCHUYLER and GREGORY KALISS are the coeditors and JEFFREY SCHLOSSBERG is the assistant editor of Volume 9.

    Landscape History | JANUARY 1,104 pages 6 x 9 52 halftones, 44 line drawings

    978-1-4214-1603-8 $110.00 (s) 71.00 hc

    See p. 4 for other titles in the series.

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    INITIALLY PUBLISHED IN 1990, Children and Childhood in Classical Athens was the

    first book in English to explore the lives of children in ancient Athens. Drawing on literary,

    artistic, and archaeological sources as well as on comparative studies of family history, Mark

    Golden offers a vivid portrait of the public and private lives of children from about 500 to

    300 B.C. Golden discusses how the Athenians viewed children and childhood, describes

    everyday activities of children at home and in the community, and explores the differences

    in the social lives of boys and girls. He details the complex bonds among children, parents,

    siblings, and household slaves, and he shows how a growing childs changing roles often

    led to conflict between the demands of family and the demands of community.

    In this thoroughly revised edition, Golden places particular emphasis on the problem

    of identifying change over time and the relationship of children to adults. He also explores

    three dominant topics in the recent historiography of childhood: the agency of children,

    the archaeology of childhood, and representations of children in art. The book includes a

    completely new final chapter, text and notes rewritten throughout to incorporate evidence

    and scholarship that has appeared over the past twenty-five years, and an index of ancient


    Mark Golden has produced a superb book, an important substantive and meth-odological contribution to the social history of ancient Athens and a model for comparable studies.American Historical Review

    Ancient Society and History

    A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Mark Goldens groundbreaking study of childhood in ancient Greece.

    MARK GOLDEN is a professor of classics at the University of Winnipeg. He is the

    author of Sport and Society in Ancient

    Greece and Greek Sport and Social Status.

    Ancient Studies | JUNE 256 pages 6 x 9 17 halftones978-1-4214-1686-1 $24.95 (s) 16.00 pb978-1-4214-1685-4 $50.00 (s) 32.50 hcAlso available as an e-book

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    An essential collection of Raymond Westbrooks groundbreaking work on the cross-cultural history

    of ancient law.

    RAYMOND WESTBROOK (1946 2009) was the W. W. Spence Professor of Semitic Languag-

    es at Johns Hopkins University. He is the editor of,

    among other works, A History of Ancient Near Eastern

    Law. DEBORAH LYONS is an associate professor of classics at Miami University. KURT RAAFLAUB is David Herlihy University Professor and professor

    emeritus of classics and history at Brown University.

    Ancient Studies: Greek and Roman History | FEBRUARY 288 pages 6 x 9978-1-4214-1467-6 $59.95 (s) 38.50 hcAlso available as an e-book

    EX ORIENTE LEXNear Eastern Influences on Ancient Greek and Roman Law



    THROUGHOUT THE TWELVE ESSAYS that appear in Ex Oriente Lex, Raymond

    Westbrook convincingly argues that the influence of Mesopotamian legal traditions and

    thought had a profound impact on the early laws and legal developments of Greece and

    Rome as well.

    Before his untimely death in July 2009, Westbrook was regarded as one of the worlds

    leading authorities on ancient legal history. In his examination of the relationship between

    ancient Near Eastern and pre-classical Greek and Roman law, Westbrook sought to dem-

    onstrate that the connection between the two legal spheres was not merely theoretical but

    also concrete.

    Aimed at classicists and ancient historians, as well as biblicists, Egyptologists,

    Assyriologists, and legal historians, this volume gathers many of Westbrooks most

    important essays on the legal aspects of Near Eastern cultural influences on the

    Greco-Roman world, including one new, never-before-published piece. A preface

    by editors Deborah Lyons and Kurt Raaflaub details the importance of Westbrooks

    work for the field of classics, while Sophie Dmare-Lafonts incisive introduction

    places Westbrooks ideas within the wider context of ancient law.

    Both experts and non-experts in the study of the ancient world are in-debted to the editors for this splendid edition of Raymond Westbrooks papers. Westbrook has profoundly changed how we look at ancient law.

    Gregory Nagy, author of The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours

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    A harrowing, immersive introduction to a violent turning point in the conflict between Sparta and Athens.

    DEBRA HAMEL is the author of Trying Neaira: The True Story of a Courtesans Scandalous Life in

    Ancient Greece and Reading Herodotus: A Guided

    Tour through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and

    Crazy Tyrants of The History.

    Ancient Studies: Greek and Roman History | MAY 160 pages 6 x 9 4 halftones, 4 line drawings, 4 maps978-1-4214-1681-6 $29.95 (s) 19.50 pb978-1-4214-1680-9 $45.00 (s) 29.00 hcAlso available as an e-book

    Witness to Ancient History

    THE BATTLE OF ARGINUSAEVictory at Sea and Its Tragic Aftermath in the Final Years of the Peloponnesian War


    A PIVOTAL SKIRMISH involving nearly three hundred Athenian and Spartan ships toward

    the end of the Peloponnesian War, the Battle of Arginusae was at the time the largest naval

    battle ever fought between warring Greeks. It was a crucial win for the Athenians, but, para-

    doxically, the win at Arginusae resulted in one of the worst disasters to befall the Athenians

    during the brutal twenty-seven-year war.

    Due to a combination of factorsincompetent leadership, the weariness of the sailors,

    a sudden stormthe commanders on the scene failed to rescue the crews of twenty-five

    Athenian ships that had been disabled during the battle. Thousands of men, many of them

    injured, were left clinging to the wreckage of their ships awaiting help that never came.

    The Battle of Arginusae describes the violent battle and its horrible aftermath. Debra

    Hamel provides a summary of the events that caused the long war and discusses the tacti-

    cal intricacies of Greek naval warfare. Recreating the claustrophobic, unhygienic conditions

    in which the ships crews operated, Hamel unfolds the process that turned this naval vic-

    tory into one of the most infamous chapters in the city-states history. Aimed at classics

    students and general readers, the book also provides an in-depth examination of the fraught

    relationship between Athens military commanders and its vaunted sovereign democracy.

    A captivating account of the battle of Arginusae and its fateful consequences for the Athenians in their great struggle with Sparta.Lawrence A. Tritle, author of A New History of the Peloponnesian War

    Witness to Ancient History

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    holistic look at the practice of ancient Roman medicine. Ido Israelowich presents three richly

    detailed case studiesone focusing on the home and reproduction; another on the army;

    the last on medical tourismfrom the point of view of those on both sides of the patient-

    healer divide. He explains in depth how people in the classical world became aware of their

    ailments, what they believed caused particular illnesses, and why they turned to certain

    healersroot cutters, gymnastic trainers, dream interpreters, pharmacologists, and priests

    or sought medical care in specific places such as temples, bath houses, and city centers.

    The book brings to life the complex behavior and social status of all the actors involved

    in the medical marketplace. It also sheds new light on classical theories about sickness, the

    measures Romans undertook to tackle disease and improve public health, and personal

    expectations for and evaluations of various treatments.

    Ultimately, Israelowich concludes that this clamoring multitude of coexisting forms of

    health care actually shared a common language. Drawing on a diverse range of sources

    including patient testimonies; the writings of physicians, historians, and poets; and offi-

    cial publications of the Roman statePatients and Healers in the High Roman Empire is a

    groundbreaking history of the culture of classical medicine.

    A comprehensive study of healthcare in the High Roman Empire.

    IDO ISRAELOWICH is a senior lecturer in classics at Tel Aviv University. He is the

    author of Society, Medicine, and Religion

    in the Sacred Tales of Aelius Aristides.

    Ancient Studies / History of Medicine | APRIL 208 pages 6 x 9 3 halftones978-1-4214-1628-1 $59.95 (s) 38.50 hcAlso available as an e-book

    An original, innovative, and provocative history of ancient medicine in the High Roman Empire from the patients point of view.Manfred Horstmanshoff, Leiden University

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    The page-turning account of Galla Placidia, a remarkable ruler at the twilight of the Roman Empire.

    JOYCE E. SALISBURY is professor emeritus of history at the University of

    WisconsinGreen Bay. She is the author

    of Perpetuas Passion: Death and Memory

    of a Young Roman Woman and The Beast

    Within: Animals in the Middle Ages.

    Ancient Studies: Greek and Roman History | JULY 256 pages 6 x 9 11 halftones, 1 line drawing, 7 maps978-1-4214-1700-4 $34.95 (s) 22.50 hcAlso available as an e-book

    ROMES CHRISTIAN EMPRESSGalla Placidia Rules at the Twilight of the Empire


    IN ROMES CHRISTIAN EMPRESS, Joyce E. Salisbury brings the captivating story

    of Romes Christian empress to life. The daughter of Roman emperor Theodosius I, Galla

    Placidia lived at the center of imperial Roman power during the first half of the fifth century.

    Taken hostage after the fall of Rome to the Goths, she was married to the king and, upon his

    death, to a Roman general. The rare woman who traveled throughout Italy, Gaul, and Spain,

    she eventually returned to Rome, where her young son was crowned as the emperor of the

    western Roman provinces. Placidia served as his regent, ruling the Roman Empire and the

    provinces for twenty years.

    Salisbury restores this influential, too-often-forgotten woman to the center stage of

    this crucial period. Describing Galla Placidias life from childhood to death while detailing the

    political and military developments that influenced herand that she influenced in turn

    the book relies on religious and political sources to weave a narrative that combines social,

    cultural, political, and theological history.

    The Roman world changed dramatically during Placidias rule: the Empire became

    Christian, barbarian tribes settled throughout the West, and Rome began its unmistakable

    decline. But during her long reign, Placidia wielded formidable power. Compulsively read-

    able, Romes Christian Empress is the first full-length work to give this fascinating and com-

    plex ruler her due.

    A soundly researched and elegantly written history of Romes decline and one of its most important empresses.Mary F. Thurlkill, University of Mississippi

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    METAHISTORYThe Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe

    Fortieth-anniversary Edition


    with a new preface

    foreword by Michael S. Roth

    SINCE ITS INITIAL PUBLICATION IN 1973, Hayden Whites Metahistory has re-

    mained an essential book for understanding the nature of historical writing. In this classic

    work, White argues that a deep structural content lies beyond the surface level of historical

    texts. This latent poetic and linguistic contentwhich White dubs the metahistorical ele-

    mentessentially serves as a paradigm for what an appropriate historical explanation

    should be.

    To support his thesis, White analyzes the complex writing styles of historians like

    Michelet, Ranke, Tocqueville, and Burckhardt, and philosophers of history such as Marx,

    Hegel, Nietzsche, and Croce. The first work in the history of historio-

    graphy to concentrate on historical writing as writing, Metahistory sets out

    to deprive history of its status as a bedrock of factual truth, to redeem nar-

    rative as the substance of historicality, and to identify the extent to which

    any distinction between history and ideology on the basis of the presumed

    scientificity of the former is spurious.

    This fortieth-anniversary edition includes a new preface in which White

    explains his motivation for writing Metahistory and discusses how reactions

    to the book informed his later writing. In a new foreword, Michael S. Roth

    reflects on the significance of the book across a broad range of fields.

    This penetrating analysis of eight classic nineteenth-century thinkers explains how historians use literary techniques to

    write sophisticated historical works.

    This is a daring, ingenious . . . tour de force. White has produced a profoundly original critique of historical reason.

    American Historical Review

    HAYDEN WHITE is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and professor emeritus from both

    Stanford University and the University of California, Santa

    Cruz. He is the author of a number of books published by

    Johns Hopkins, including Tropics of Discourse: Essays in

    Cultural Criticism, The Content of the Form: Narrative

    Discourse and Historical Representation, and Figural

    Realism: Studies in the Mimesis Effect.

    Literary Theory and History | JANUARY 480 pages 6 x 9978-1-4214-1560-4 $29.95 (s) 19.50 pbAlso available as an e-book

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    PUTTING MODERNISM TOGETHERLiterature, Music, and Painting, 18721927


    HOW DO YOU RATIONALLY CONNECT the diverse literature, music, and painting

    of an age? Throughout the modernist era, there was a special belligerence to this question.

    In Putting Modernism Together, Daniel Albright searches for the center of the modernist

    movement by assessing various artistic models, exploring how they generated a stunning

    range of creative work that was nonetheless wound together aesthetically, and sorting out

    the cultural assumptions that made each philosophical system attractive.

    Emerging from Albrights lectures for a popular Harvard University course of the same

    name, the book investigates different methodologies for comparing the evolution and con-

    gruence of artistic movements by studying simultaneous developments that occurred during

    particularly key modernist years. What does it mean, for example, that Joseph Conrads Heart

    of Darkness, published in 1899, appeared at the same time as Claude Debussys Nocturnes

    beyond the fact that the word Impressionist has been used to describe each work?

    Throughout Putting Modernism Together, Albright argues that human culture can best

    be understood as a growth-pattern or ramifying of artistic, intellectual, and political action.

    Going beyond merely explaining how the artists in these genres achieved their peculiar ef-

    fects, he presents challenging new analyses of telling craft details that help students and

    scholars come to know more fully this bold age of aesthetic extremism.

    Informative, engaging, and humane, this indispensable study of modernist ar-tistic culture will appeal to students and to the expert as well as common reader.Maria DiBattista, coeditor of High and Low Moderns: British Literature and Culture, 1889 1939

    Hopkins Studies in Modernism, Douglas Mao, Series Editor

    A powerful introduction to modernism and the creative arts it inspired.

    DANIEL ALBRIGHT is the Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature at

    Harvard University. He is the author of

    many books, including Panaesthetics:

    On the Unity and Diversity of the Arts and

    Quantum Poetics: Yeats, Pound, Eliot,

    and the Science of Modernism.

    Literary Theory and History | JUNE 384 pages 6 x 9 47 b&w illus.978-1-4214-1644-1 $29.95 (s) 19.50 pb978-1-4214-1643-4 $59.95 (s) 38.50 hcAlso available as an e-book

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    THE CALENDAR OF LOSSRace, Sexuality, and Mourning in the Early Era of AIDS


    HIS WORLD VIEW COLORED by growing up in 1980s Ethiopia, where death governed

    time and temperament, Dagmawi Woubshet offers a startlingly fresh interpretation of mel-

    ancholy and mourning during the early years of the AIDS epidemic in The Calendar of Loss.

    When society denies a patients disease and then forbids survivors mourning rites,

    how does a child bear witness to a parents death or a lover grieve for his beloved? Looking

    at a range of high and popular works of griefincluding elegies, eulogies, epistles to the

    dead, funerals, and obituariesWoubshet identifies a unique expression of mourning that

    emerged in the 1980s and early 1990s in direct response to the AIDS catastrophe. What

    Woubshet dubs a poetics of compounding loss expresses what it was like for queer

    mourners to grapple with the death of lovers and friends in rapid succession while also com-

    ing to terms with the fact of their own imminent mortality.

    Ultimately, the book argues, these disprized mourners turned to their sorrow as a nec-

    essary vehicle of survival, placing open grief at the center of art and protest, insisting that

    lives could be saved through the very speech acts precipitated by death. An innovative

    and moving study, The Calendar of Loss illuminates how AIDS mourning confounds and

    traverses how we have come to think about loss and grief, insisting that the bereaved can

    confront death in the face of shame and stigma in eloquent ways that also imply a fierce

    political sensibility and a longing for justice.

    This is the smartest text on race and mourning or on the artistic response to AIDS that Ive encountered. An extraordinary achievement.Marlon Ross, author of Manning the Race: Reforming Black Men in the Jim Crow Era

    The Callaloo African Diaspora Series, Charles Henry Rowell, Series Editor

    A revelatory examination of AIDS mourning at the intersection of black and queer studies.

    DAGMAWI WOUBSHET is an associate professor of English at Cornell University.

    The coeditor of Ethiopia: Literature, Art,

    and Culture, a special issue of Callaloo,

    Woubshet has also published his work in

    Transition, Nka Journal of Contemporary

    African Art, and African Lives: An Anthology

    of Memoirs and Autobiographies.

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    A pathbreaking introduction to eighteenth-century metaphors of the mind that recasts the grand narrative of the Enlightenment in terms of its tropes and figures.

    BRAD PASANEK is an assistant professor of English at the University of Virginia. He is the

    coeditor of Beyond Liquidity: The Metaphor of

    Money in Financial Crisis.

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    METAPHORS OF MINDAn Eighteenth-Century Dictionary


    AN ENCYCLOPEDIC DICTIONARY along the lines of Voltaires classic Dictionnaire

    Philosophique, Metaphors of Mind provides an in-depth look at the myriad ways in which

    Enlightenment writers used figures of speech to characterize the mind. Drawn from Brad

    Pasaneks massive online archive, metaphorized.net, this volume constitutes a veritable

    treasury of mental metaphorics.

    Dividing the book into eleven broad metaphorical categoriesAnimals, Coinage, Court,

    Empire, Fetters, Impressions, Inhabitants, Metal, Mirror, Rooms, and WritingPasanek

    maps out constellations of metaphors. He frames his collection of literary excerpts in each

    section with a more descriptive and theoretical discussion of what he calls desultory read-

    ing, a form of unsystematic perusal of writing frequently employed by Enlightenment

    thinkers. By surveying the printed past alongside the digital present, the book treats eigh-

    teenth-century writing as its topic while essentially exemplifying its rhetorical approach.

    More than an exercise in quotation, this intellectual history offers illuminating readings

    of fragmentary literary works and confrontations with neoclassical and contemporary theo-

    ries of metaphor. Promoting critical and creative anachronism, Metaphors of Mind redefines

    the notion of an archive in the age of Amazon and Google Books.

    Metaphors of Mind is a genuinely significant book. An exciting and stimulating read, it promises to precipitate and augment important conversations both in eighteenth-century literary studies and in the field of digital humanities more broadly.Jenny Davidson, author of Reading Style: A Life in Sentences

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    CRITICAL THEORY has much to teach us about higher education. By linking critical mod-

    els, methods, and research tools with an advocacy-driven vision of the central challenges

    facing postsecondary researchers and staff, Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Edu-

    cation makes a significantand long overduecontribution to the development of the field.

    The contributors argue that, far from being overly abstract, critical tools and methods

    are central to contemporary scholarship and can have practical policy implications when

    brought to the study of higher education. They argue that critical research design and critical

    theories help scholars see beyond the normative models and frameworks that have long

    limited our understanding of students, faculty, institutions, the organization and governance

    of higher education, and the policies that shape the postsecondary arena.

    A rigorous and invaluable guide for researchers seeking innovative approaches to higher

    education and the morass of traditionally functionalist, rational, and neoliberal thinking that

    mars the field, this book is also essential for instructors who wish to incorporate the lessons

    of critical scholarship into their course development, curriculum, and pedagogy.

    Educators and leaders urgently need scholarship that draws critical attention to educational inequities across the world. This compelling book will be useful to all those who wish to be part of that effort.Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, University of Minnesota

    An essential guide to incorporating critical research into higher education scholarship.

    ANA M. MARTNEZ-ALEMN is a professor of education at Boston College.

    BRIAN PUSSER is an associate professor of education at the University of

    Virginia. ESTELA MARA BENSIMON is a professor of higher education at the

    University of Southern California.

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    TEACHING ONLINEA Guide to Theory, Research, and Practice


    IT IS DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE a college class today that does not include some online

    componentwhether a simple posting of a syllabus to course management software, the

    use of social media for communication, or a full-blown course offering through a MOOC

    platform. In Teaching Online, Claire Howell Major describes for college faculty the changes

    that accompany use of such technologies and offers real-world strategies for surmounting

    digital teaching challenges.

    Teaching with these evolving media requires instructors to alter the ways in which they

    conceive of and do their work, according to Major. They must frequently update their knowl-

    edge of learning, teaching, and media, and they need to develop new forms of instruction,

    revise and reconceptualize classroom materials, and refresh their communication patterns.

    Faculty teaching online must also reconsider the student experience and determine what

    changes for students ultimately mean for their own work and for their institutions.

    Teaching Online presents instructors with a thoughtful synthesis of educational theory,

    research, and practice, as well as a review of strategies for manag-

    ing the instructional changes involved in teaching online. In addition,

    this book presents examples of best practices from successful online

    instructors as well as cutting-edge ideas from leading scholars and ed-

    ucational technologists. Faculty members, researchers, instructional

    designers, students, administrators, and policy makers who engage

    with online learning will find this book an invaluable resource.

    Tech.edu: A Hopkins Series on Education and Technology

    Demystifies online teaching for both enthusiastic and wary educators and helps faculty who teach online do their best work as digital instructors.

    CLAIRE HOWELL MAJOR is a professor of higher education at the University of Alabama. She is the coauthor of Qualitative

    Research: The Essential Guide to Theory and Practice, An Introduc-

    tion to Qualitative Research Synthesis: Managing the Information

    Explosion in Social Science Research, and Collaborative Learning

    Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty.

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    THE HIGHER LEARNING IN AMERICA A Memorandum on the Conduct of Universities by Business Men

    The Annotated Edition


    edited with an introduction and notes by RICHARD F. TEICHGRAEBER III

    SINCE ITS PUBLICATION in 1918, Thorstein Veblens The Higher Learning in America

    has remained a text that every serious student of the American university must confront. In-

    tellectual historian Richard F. Teichgraeber III brings us the first scholarly edition of Veblens

    classic, thoroughly edited, annotated, and indexed. An extensive introduction discusses the

    books composition and publishing history, Veblens debts to earlier critics of the American

    university, and the place of The Higher Learning in America in current debates about the

    American university.

    Veblens insights into the American university system at the outset of the twentieth

    century are as provocative today as they were when first published. Insisting that institutions

    of higher learning should be dedicated solely to the disinterested pursuit of knowledge, he

    urged American universities to abandon commitments to extraneous pursuits such as athlet-

    ics, community service, and vocational education.

    With a detailed chronology, suggested readings, and comprehensive notes, this

    volume is sure to become the standard teaching text for Veblens classic work and an

    invaluable resource for students of both the history and the current workings of the American


    We are fortunate today to have Richard Teichgraebers rediscovery of this classic work.John Thelin, author of A History of American Higher Education

    The first scholarly edition of Thorstein Veblens classic indictment of the corporate model of American

    university governance.

    One of the most influential social scientists

    of the late nineteenth and early twentieth

    century, THORSTEIN VEBLEN (18571929) wrote numerous books, including The

    Theory of the Leisure Class: An Economic

    Study in the Evolution of Institutions.

    RICHARD F. TEICHGRAEBER III is a professor of history at Tulane University.

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    THE PROVOSTS HANDBOOKThe Role of the Chief Academic Officer


    AS THE CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER, the provost plays a central role in the contempo-

    rary university or college. How has this essential leadership position evolved over the past

    few decades, and what are the best practices to adopt for succeeding in specific operational


    In seventeen essays written by some of the most successful chief academic officers in

    the United States, The Provosts Handbook outlines key topics related to the changing en-

    vironment of higher education while explaining what constitutes effective leadership at the

    college and university level. How, for example, does the provost lead in a time of disruption

    and shifting needs? What skills should he or she nurture in new faculty? What role should

    data and institutional research play in decision making? These questionsand many more

    challenges presented by this roleare addressed in this essential volume.

    Assembled by James Martin and James E. Samels, accomplished

    authors and scholars of leadership in higher education, The Provosts

    Handbook is destined to become the go-to resource for deans, presidents,

    trustees, and chief academic officers everywhere.

    The Provosts Handbook is essential reading for every aspiring, new, and veteran chief academic officer. This is the perfect primer for the provost of the twenty-first century.Vita Rabinowitz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hunter College

    A go-to resource to help provosts, deans, presidents, and trustees effectively meet the challenges of leading a college or university.

    JAMES MARTIN is a professor of English and humanities at Mount Ida College. JAMES E. SAMELS is the CEO and president of The Education Alliance and the founder

    of Samels & Associates, a law firm concentrating in higher

    education law. They are the authors of, among other works,

    Turnaround: Leading Stressed Colleges and Universities to


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    THE POLITICS OF PERFORMANCE FUNDING FOR HIGHER EDUCATIONOrigins, Discontinuations, and Transformations


    PERFORMANCE FUNDING ties state support of colleges and universities directly

    to institutional performance on specific outcomes, including retention, number of credits

    accrued, graduation, and job placement. The theory is that introducing market-like forces

    will prod institutions to become more efficient and effective. In The Politics of Performance

    Funding for Higher Education, Kevin J. Dougherty and Rebecca S. Natow explore the

    sometimes puzzling evolution of this mode of funding higher education. Drawing on an eight-

    state study of performance funding in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina,

    Tennessee, and Washington, Dougherty and Natow shed light on the social and political fac-

    tors affecting the origins, evolution, and demise of these programs. Their findings uncover

    patterns of frequent adoption, discontinuation, and re-adoption.

    Educators, sociologists, political scientists, and policy makers will welcome this defini-

    tive assessment of the origins and evolution of performance funding.

    With its in-depth examination of the forces contributing to the origins, evolution, and discontinuation of performance funding in particular states, this book offers useful insights into the past, present, and future role of this potential policy lever.

    Laura Perna, University of Pennsylvania

    The first nation-wide analysis of the politics of performance funding in higher education.

    KEVIN J. DOUGHERTY is an associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia

    University, and a senior research associ-

    ate at the Community College Research

    Center. REBECCA S. NATOW is a postdoctoral research associate with the

    Community College Research Center at

    Teachers College.

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    INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS continue to bedevil American higher education.

    Although tied closely to their institutions, athletic programs often operate outside the tradi-

    tional university governance structure while contributing significantly to a schools culture,

    identity, and financial outlook. Introduction to Intercollegiate Athletics explores the complexi-

    ties of intercollegiate athletics while explaining the organizational structures, key players,

    terms, and important issues most relevant to the growing but often misunderstood fields of

    recreational studies, sports management, and athletic administration.

    Written by a diverse group of expert scholars, the books twenty-eight chapters are

    enhanced with useful glossaries, reflections from athletics stakeholders, relevant case stud-

    ies, and conversation-provoking discussion questions. Aimed at upper-level undergraduate

    and graduate students, scholars, teachers, practitioners, athletic administra-

    tors, and advocates of intercollegiate athletics, Introduction to Intercollegiate

    Athletics provides readers with up-to-date and comprehensive knowl-

    edge about the changes toand challenges faced byuniversity athletics


    Simply the best compilation of the thinking and knowledge from the most experienced minds in intercollegiate athletics.Donna A. Lopiano, Sports Management Resources

    A comprehensive critical exploration of the intricacies of college-level athletics.

    EDDIE COMEAUX is an assistant professor of higher education at the University of CaliforniaRiverside. The

    cofounder of the American Educational Research Associa-

    tions Research Focus on Education and Sport Special

    Interest Group, he played Division I baseball at the Univer-

    sity of CaliforniaBerkeley, then spent four years playing

    baseball with the Texas Rangers prior to earning his Ph.D.

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    FOR THE PAST CENTURY, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

    has developed standards for sound academic practice while working for the acceptance of

    these standards by the higher education community. The Association has long been viewed

    as the authoritative